Parrotlets

Pacific Parrotlets (Forpus coelestis)
The Pacific Parrotlet is fondly named “pocket parrots” because they are the 2nd smallest parrots in the world and have playful personalities making them very popular and great pets. They have the personality of a “large bird in a small bird’s body,” Some of the males talk in a very low adorable voice. They are very smart and easily trained. They range from 4½ to 5½ inches long. Pacific Parrotlets are parrots in the Psittacidae family, native to Ecuador and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest. There are only three out of the seven species that are kept as pets in the USA. Of these, the Pacific Parrotlet is the most common. Some of the color mutations in aviculture include blue, American yellow, American White, Pied, Fallow, Dark factor green Turquoise, and White.
COLOR VARIATIONS.

COLOR TYPES

COLOR TYPES

American Yellow Lucida Male
The American Yellow Male has a Yellow body with bright yellow on the face and blue to purple markings on his wings, eyes, and rump. This American Yellow has a trait called Lucida added to him which gives his back a light wash.
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American Yellow Female
The female looks like the male minus the blue coloration.
Green Lucida Male
The Green Male is the pure color of the Pacific. He has the blue around the eyes and Rump
Blue Parrotlet Male
The Blue Parrotlet is a mutation
CARING FOR A PACIFIC PARROTLET.
Parrotlets are an adorable breed of parrot that come in a variety of colors. They can be affectionate birds and make great pets. To care for a parrotlet, you’ll need to prepare a space they’ll love, preferably the most used room in the house, with adequate cage space for them to play with plenty of toys, give them a well balanced diet of Small Parrot Seeds, fresh water, nuts, fruits, grains, veggies and some pellets, be aware of any potential health concerns, and, for added fun, train them.

The Hagen Vision 2 is great cage for a Parrotlet.

Select a spacious cage. Pacific parrotlets are very active and need plenty of room to fly around. A cage measuring 18” x 18” x 18” is the minimum for one bird. For more than one, you'll need to get even larger cages (28” x 24” x 36” for two birds). The cage should have around 3/8-1/2 inch bar space (the spaces between the bars), so that the parrotlet can’t get out unattended or get their heads stuck in between the bars.

Creating a Parrotlet-Friendly Living Space.

Select a spacious cage. Pacific parrotlets are very active and need plenty of room to fly around. A cage measuring 18” x 18” x 18” is the minimum for one bird. For more than one, you’ll need to get even larger cages (28” x 24” x 36” for two birds). The cage should have around 3/8-1/2 inch bar space (the spaces between the bars), so that the parrotlet can’t get out unattended or get their heads stuck in between the bars.


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    Tent Perch

    Tent Perch

    Parrotlets like to snuggle. This will provide warmth as well as security.

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    The Bungie

    The Bungie

    The Bungie will be a great form of exercise and play for your bird.
  • Chewing Toys

    Chewing Toys

    Great for playtime and beak trimming.
  • Chewing Toys

    Chewing Toys

    Great for playtime and beak trimming.

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    Coco Log

    Coco Log

    Pass the time away and keep beaks trim too.

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    wood toy
    Colorful Wood climbing Toy

Concept

Keeping them busy

Parrotlets are often labeled “Pocket Parrots” because of their small size but don’t let that fool you. They possess a big bird mentality and an abundance of energy. That is why it is important to provide them with lots of toys to forage and keep them busy so they do not get bored. Just make sure the toys are suited for small birds. Below are some of their favorites.

Feeding your Parrotlet 

Parrotlets need a well balanced diet of Small Bird Seed, and fruits and Veggies and a small amount of pellets.

Some parrotlet-friendly fruits and vegetables are corn, bananas, oranges, carrots, pears, apples, peas, celery, pomegranates, green beans and kiwi..

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Parrotlets need dry food too.  A seed mix for small parrots is essential as well as millet, nuts, and a small percentage of a pelleted diet.
Parrotlets need dry food too. A seed mix for small parrots is essential as well as millet, nuts, and a small percentage of a pelleted diet.
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